As many of you will know, Highfield’s chosen charity is VICTA – Visually Impaired Children Taking Action.
And we’ve been holding a number of events over the last few months to raise money to help them.
This fantastic charity works to provide equipment, services and events that help blind and visually impaired children and young people develop socially, emotionally and educationally, as well as offering their parents a vital network of support and information.
So far, we’ve raised thousands of pounds through a number of events, including a company fun run, fancy dress days and cake and bakes.
Running the London Marathon
In April, three of our staff took put themselves through the ultimate challenge – running the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Managing Director Chris Sprenger, Business Development Director Ben Cressey and Corporate Business Development Manager completed the gruelling 26 miles (and 385 yards!) course successfully, raising thousands for VICTA.
You can watch the video here:
Ice Bucket Challenge
Not ones to be left out, some of our staff took part in the now famous (or should that be infamous?) Ice Bucket Challenge, with donations going to both VICTA and the ALS Association. Participants included Managing Director Chris Sprenger and International Director Becky Sprenger. Award for loudest scream goes to Corporate Account Manager Rachel Hanson…
For us, it’s not just about raising money. We’ve even helped VICTA arrange days out for children at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, and participated in one of its family days at Boreatton Park (August 2014).
The VICTA family days bring together blind and partially sighted children, their siblings and parents, providing them with a great opportunity to meet other families and to take part in workshops, access outdoor activities and generally have fun.
And two of our staff, John Morley and Mike Stark, won best dressed volunteers at the Seaside Themed Party with their seagull costumes.
You can see the video here:
For more on VICTA and to get involved in the work they do, click here.